By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
In the Spotlight
Actors, comedians, spoken word artists and slam poets are competing for a cash prize at the “Spotlight Monologue Night.” Things are guaranteed to be interesting. It’s a one night event on April 15 at Future Tenant, 819 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For tickets and additional information, click here.
At the movies
“The Indie Oaks Film Festival” is back on April 15. Join Pittsburgh fledgling film community at the festival for an evening of short independent cinema. Meet the cast and crews of the films (They might be big breakout stars someday). The show starts at 7:30 but you can get three early for cocktail hour at 6:00. Get to the movies, at the Oaks Theatre, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15239. For more information, click here.
Pittsburgh magazine contributor and movie critic Sean Collier is also a standup comedian. Come out on Saturday, April 15 to see the witty observations of the silver haired, silver tongue funnyman. There will be special appearances by Collin Chamberlin and Suzanne Lawrence. You can catch Collier and his guests at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Home Spun Tale
Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic novel became a hit Broadway play. “Fun Home” is making it’s Pittsburgh debut. It’s a memoir about growing up. You can see it at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Love my way
The Psychedelic Furs are coming to Pittsburgh on Friday, April 14. Don’t just “Talk Talk Talk” about seeing them, get out there and get your British post-punk on. You can catch them and their special guest, Robyn Hitchcock, at Mr. Smalls Theater, 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209. For more information, click here.